Ballaarat Mechanics Institute: Hooper Room
117 Sturt Street, Ballarat
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The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, located in the heart of the cultural and business district of Ballarat city, offers a range of versatile spaces for hire.

The Hooper Room is an ideal meeting/training room for up to 50 people, or as a medium sized exhibition space. Utilised by businesses for consultation, this space is only a 5 minute walk from many professional business locations.

Located on the ground floor of the BMI it includes the use of a small kitchenette and bathroom adjacent to the main space.

WiFi access available

Prices and Options
Hire Cost: $50 per hour (plus minimum cleaning fee of $25). Minimum total charge is $125
Minimum Spend: $100
Total Min. Cost: $125
Food Packages: Provided by an outside caterer
Drink Packages:

The venue has a liquor licence

Other Drink Options: -
Other Notes: Discounted daily hire charge available
Guest Capacity and Options
Standing Capacity: 80
Seated Capacity: 50
Minimum Guests: -
Area Type: Fully private room
Seating Options: Theatre style or table layout
Times and Suitability
Function Durations: Negotiable - hourly or a daily rate applies
Functions End at: Negotiable
Venue Closes at: -
Limits to Availability: -
21st Birthdays: Yes
18th Birthdays: No
Other restrictions: -
Underage Guests: Please discuss with the venue
Audio-Visual Facilities
Projector Screen: Yes
Data Projector: Yes
LCD/Plasma Screens: No
DVD or USB Plug-in: Yes
Microphone: Yes
Whiteboard: Yes
Lectern: Yes
Wi-Fi Access: Yes
Other Facilities
Private Bar: -
Dance Floor: No
Stage: No
Car Parking: Offstreet parking only
Smoking: No
Disability Access: Yes - lift available
Accommodation: No
Food and Beverages
Can the Venue provide Finger Food: Yes - outside caterer available
Can the Venue provide full Meals: Yes - outside caterer available
Can guests bring Finger Food: Please discuss with the venue
Guests bring a Cake: Yes
Music and Entertainment
Can Guests organise a Band or DJ: N/A
Can the Venue provide a DJ or Band: N/A
Can Venue play it's music for free: No
Ipod Plug-in available: Yes
CD Player available: No
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